A second breach was reported at a coal ash landfill site in North Carolina on Monday according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the latest impact from Hurricane Florence’s heavy rains. That update comes amid a state of emergency declared at a nuclear power plant overseen by the landfill’s operator, Duke Energy, as the extent of the damage from Florence — now a tropical depression — slowly becomes apparent.
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As President Donald Trump weakens one environmental rule after another, the deep green state of California has found a way to fight back: with a rocket. “With science still under attack and the climate threat growing, we are launching our own damn satellite,” declared Governor Jerry Brown, explaining that the craft will track emissions and share the results. One of the pollutants the satellite will measure is methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Mr Brown’s declaration on Friday in San Francisco, came just two days after the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington said it wanted to relax methane rules. For California and Mr Brown, the satellite is not only about monitoring methane monitoring but also shows how much states can do themselves to fight climate change.
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